Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals New Album Cover Art

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals have recently revelaed the album art for their new album called 'The Lion The Beast The Beat.' The album’s cover was designed by LA-based artist Deedee Cheriel.

“I wanted the cover art to reflect all the themes within this album without being overwhelming,” Potter says of the album’s art. “I grew up in a family of artists so when it comes to cover art…I’m pretty tough. I was ready for a long, drawn out process, but Deedee Cheriel’s artwork fell perfectly in step with where I wanted to go. Her work seems ancient and immediate all at once. A beautiful combination of sacred and subversive. And if that’s too art-schooly for you, let’s just say there are animals puking laser rainbows…which is just plain awesome”

The Lion The Beast The Beat is scheduled for release on June 12.


MALADIE Announce Release Album Cover Artwork

German black metallers MALADIE have just announced that their new album 'Plague Within' will be released on July 20 via Apostasy Records.


Bilocate Reveals New Cover Artwork

Jordanian dark metallers Bilocate have recently revealed the album cover artwork for 'Summoning the Bygones,' their upcoming new album. The artwork was designed by Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwave Art in the United Kingdom, who is working with Listenable Records and Peaceville Records.

The album's official release date worldwide is on the 11th of June 2012 via Code666 records (Aural Music).


Smashing Pumpkins Reveal New Album Cover and Tracks

The Smashing Pumpkins are back with their first studio album since 2007.

Rolling Stone announced that the band will release 'Oceania,' its seventh studio album, on June 19th.  It is part of "Teargarden by Kaleidyscope," a 44-song work-in-progress released song-by-song since 2009, but will stand on its own. reported that lead singer Billy Corgan said in December that 'Oceania' was the band's strongest album since 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' released in 1995.

The album features new drummer Mike Byrne, guitarist Jeff Schroeder and bassist Nicole Fiorentino, all new since "Zeitgeist" was released in 2007.

"The Celestials"
"Violet Rays"
"My Love Is Winter"
"One Diamond, One Heart"
"Pale Horse"
"The Chimera"


this seldom seen video (12 views, although that makes me #13....uh oh) about vinyl should get more views, i like the presentation!


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 4/23 - 4/29, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Jack White - Blunderbuss
2. JEFF The Brotherhood - Upstairs At United Vol. 3
3. The Flaming Lips - And Heady Fwends
4. The White Stripes - Hand Springs 7"
5. Dr. John - Locked Down
6. Caitlin Rose - Piledriver Waltz 7"
7. Arcade Fire - The Sprawl II 12"
8. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel... 7"
9. Diamond Rugs - Diamond Rugs
10. The Mynahbirds - It's My Time 7"
11. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
12. James Brown - Live At The Apollo 7"
13. Metallica - Beyond Magnetic
14. Paul Simon - Graceland
15. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
16. Brendan Benson - What Kind Of World
17. Bruce Springsteen - Rocky Ground 7"
18. The Shins - Port Of Morrow
19. Martian Denny Orchestra - Crossfire 7"
20. Lee Hazelwood - LHI Years
21. Devo - Live In Seattle 1981
22. Townes Van Zandt - At My Window
23. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Live At Sun Studio
24. Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
25. Soundtrack - Empire Records

Spin-Clean® Introduces Archival Record Sleeve, The “Yellow Jacket”

Spin-Clean® International, manufacturer of the largest-selling vinyl record-cleaning device in the world, has introduced a high quality, 45 RPM record sleeve for audiophiles, vinyl enthusiasts, and record collectors who are looking for a better way to preserve their vinyl archives.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 25, 2012 - Spin-Clean® International, manufacturer of the largest-selling vinyl record-cleaning device in the world, has introduced a high quality, 45 RPM record sleeve for audiophiles, vinyl enthusiasts, and record collectors who are looking for a better way to preserve their vinyl archives.

The new sleeve, known as the “Yellow Jacket,” is reminiscent of original, archival-grade sleeves manufactured in the 1970s by Record-Rama Sound Archives.

Made from 60 lb., acid-free, archival storage-quality paper, the Yellow Jacket is unique in that its physical paper properties do not fade or degrade over time, unlike many of the archival “green sleeves” available some 30 years ago.

The Yellow Jacket also allows one to record historical information about the single on the sleeve itself, further helping to preserve the history of the 45 RPM contained within the sleeve.

According to Mark Mawhinney, owner of Spin-Clean® International, “There’s nothing else like it on the market. Just like Spin-Clean® Record Washers are one-of-a-kind, so is the Yellow Jacket.”

Spin-Clean® International has become a household name in the vinyl record industry since 1975, providing affordable record-washer / record-cleaning units, such as the Spin-Clean® Record Washer MKII, to the marketplace. Well-respected audio magazines such as Stereophile, Goldmine, and Absolute Sound have lauded the Spin-Clean® Record Washer MKII as an effective, inexpensive way to remove dust and dirt from LPs and 45s, unlocking the full dynamic range of vinyl recordings.

With the advent of the Yellow Jacket, Mawhinney believes the sleeve will quickly become a highly desirable companion piece to Spin-Clean’s® Record Washer MKII, because of its ability to endure the test of time.

“We have some of the original Yellow Jackets that are 30 years old and they still look and feel the same as they did back then,” remarks Mawhinney. “Obviously any 45 housed by them are reaping the benefits of such a strong archival sleeve.”

Spin-Clean® currently offers the Yellow Jacket in packages of 50 and 100, priced at $37.50 and $67.50 respectively.

Those interested in learning more about the Yellow Jacket or the Spin-Clean® line of vinyl cleaning products can call Spin-Clean® directly at 1-800-931-5850.

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